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Apple A14 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 985 benchmark which processor is better

Apple A14 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 985

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which chip or processor is better? Full compare data of benchmarks Apple A14 Bionic vs HiSilicon Kirin 985, speed testing of GPUs Apple A14 Bionic and Mali-G77 MP8.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: A14 Bionic is gexa-core (Icestorm) and Kirin 985 is octa-core (ARM Cortex-A76). Both processors went throughpower consumption test and battery life test. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics of the chips, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.

   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel benchmarking in special test applications like Neocore, Octane V2, Quadrant, PCMark, 3DMark, Vellamo, Geekbench, WebXPRT 3, PassMark, Mozilla Kraken, AnTuTu, GFXBench, even the gaming performance of CPUs in Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Mobile, Sniper 3D, Minecraft Bedrock, Mortal Kombat, PUBG, Real Racing 3 etc.

   After reading the results of joint benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which CPU is better to buy A14 Bionic or Kirin 985 and which chip is better for gaming: Madout2, CSR Racing 2, Asphalt 9, Need for Speed No Limits.

 
Apple A14 Bionic
HiSilicon Kirin 985

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
A14 Bionic96% Kirin 98582%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
A14 Bionic92% Kirin 98577%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
A14 Bionic90% Kirin 98577%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
A14 Bionic Kirin 985
Total score571583423580
CPU177628134631
GPU207069142013
MEM11015779179
UX10184367029

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
A14 Bionic Kirin 985
Single-Core1621880
Multi-Core41802995

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
A14 Bionic Kirin 985
Frequency3000 MHz2580 MHz
Cores68
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count11800000 millions
Core configuration8x3 GHz Icestorm
4x1.8 GHz Firestorm
1x2.58 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
3x2.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A76
4x1.84 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Power consumption (TDP)6 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4x
Max. Memory6 Gb12 Gb
Memory Frequency42661600
Memory bandwidth42.734.1
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.4-AARMv8.2-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here A14 Bionic is 14% better than Kirin 985 in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that A14 Bionic has 2 more core than Kirin 985. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUApple A14 BionicMali-G77 MP8
GPU Frequency3000 MHz800 MHz
GFloPS1480628
# of Cores48
# of Shader Units
Display2732 x 2048 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile28.827.6
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)60.954.1
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra56.356.2
Call of Duty: Mobile57.541.2
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)47.545.6
Minecraft: Pocket Edition74.875.1
Real Racing 398.598.4
Sniper 3D73.2106.8
Need for Speed No Limits67.689.9
Mortal Kombat X73.273.1
CSR Racing 267.673.1
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution12 MP32 MP
Dual Camera resolution12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS96060
Video Encoding resolution4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K, 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9H.264, H.265/HEVC


Networks and Navigation
ModemSnapdragon X60 5G21
Download speed7500 MBit/s.1277 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.175 MBit/s.
NavigationBeidou, GPS, GLONASS, GalileoGPS, Galileo, Glonass, Beidou
NFC supportYesNo
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Apple A14 Bionic is better: 31
The number of parameters for which HiSilicon Kirin 985 is better: 9
   Please note that you do not need to blindly trust the software comparison of the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of parallel comparison and hear what those who really appreciated the capabilities of both CPUs think, as well as read the test results at the links below.
• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile


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• Devices lists
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• PUBG mobile
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• 3DMark
• Antutu 8
• GeekBench 5 mobile


CPU Versus Battle
• Snapdragon 875 Vs Kirin 985
• Apple A12Z Bionic Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• HiSilicon Kirin 9000 Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• HiSilicon Kirin 9000E Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Samsung Exynos 1080 Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Apple A12X Bionic Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Samsung Exynos 2100 Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
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